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2013 Media Releases


Date:
October 7, 2013
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 402-441-7831

City Infrastructure Improvements Reach Across Community

Mayor Chris Beutler today said the improvements in the Havelock area over the last few years are an example of the positive impact City projects are having across the community. The Mayor and City Councilman Doug Emery officially welcomed the new electric Historic Havelock sign at Havelock Avenue and Cornhusker Highway at a news conference today. Other recent redevelopment projects in the area include:

"While much of the recent focus has been on downtown and the West Haymarket, the City has continued to improve streets, parks and other public infrastructure across the City," said Mayor Beutler. "Our City departments - including Urban Development, Public Works and Utilities and Parks and Recreation - have worked closely with neighborhoods to resurface streets, reduce flooding, update parks, promote home ownership and help small businesses. These are the kinds of projects that most directly improve the quality of life in our community."

Mayor Beutler said other examples of neighborhood improvements are projects in the 34th and Holdrege area and along 11th Street:

The City also has completed more than $1 million in sidewalk repairs over the last 18 months, including repairs to sidewalks in the Arnold Heights and Irvingdale neighborhoods and along StarTran routes. Other recent improvements to streets, the stormwater system, parks and trails are listed below. More information on City projects is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: projects).

The Citywide Street Rehabilitation project this year include resurfacing and ADA ramp reconstruction on several major streets, including:

Other street projects include the rehabilitation of S. 56th from "A" to Randolph and Prescott from 47th to 48th as well as the repair of the N. 27th Street viaduct over the railroad tracks. A five-mile stretch of N. 27th will become the City's first adaptive signal control technology corridor. The Nebraska Department of Roads also plans to invest over $3.1 million in the State highways within the City limits this year and next.

Recent stormwater improvements include the following:

Recent park and trail improvements include major renovations at Sherman Field at Sampson Park, a new Bison Trail Bridge and the following projects:


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